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  Thornton Burgess Natures Stories Collection review may contain affiliate links. Remember your childhood, and hearing tales of talking animals like Brer Rabbit and Peter Rabbit? Me too — I enjoy “talking animal” stories and the simple-yet-real lessons they often impart. That’s the type of thing you’ll find plenty of in the stories of Thornton […]

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Post contains affiliate links. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: A Biography for Children Prince George isn’t the only new addition to Britain’s royal family. As of today, I’m happy to announce that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: A Biography for Children is available in both Kindle and paperback versions. More about my latest “royal baby:” […]

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School’s out. How can you motivate your young reader to actually read? You know that reading is important. I taught elementary school for eight years, and it was always clear in the fall which kids had read over the summer and which hadn’t. Of course, there are lots of kids who just enjoy reading and […]

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Conversation at my house on May 6: Me: So, guess how many of my books have sold this month? Daughter: 100? Me: (feeling a bit deflated) Well … no … actually, it’s 10! (which I had been feeling okay about) Another daughter: Wow. That’s pretty sad. This little vignette leads to today’s post. It’s tough […]

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Congrats to Tracie and Nicki, who each scored 100%, and to Attic Girl who just missed one. Correct answers are: B A A D A D B D In case you hadn’t heard, I Love to Tell the Story: Growing Up Blessed and Baptist in Small Town Indiana is out, in Kindle (2.99) and paperback (9.35) […]

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Remember last summer, when I attended the Write to Publish Conference in Illinois? One of the best thing about the conference (in retrospect, maybe even more valuable than – gasp! – meeting with editors and agents) was meeting with fellow writers. One of those was David Todd. Dave has been nice enough to interview me […]

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My Favorite Bible

No, I’m not talking about my favorite Bible today, but a Bible storybook for kids. One of my fondest memories of my girls being little is of them listening to, and later reading, kids’ Bibles. We have had several, and they’re dog-eared from use. A good thing! So, although my girls have passed the age […]

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This month, I’ve been reading … I finally got around to reading one of the books everyone is talking about, “Heaven is For Real,” in this case. In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s the tale of a 3-year-old boy who has an emergency appendectomy and tells his parents of how he visited […]

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Here’s what I’ve been reading this month: I am so excited to share with my online reading friends that my first book is out on Kindle. “Sophie, Pay Attention (Rhoda, You Too)!” is an early chapter book for kids 6-10. Think of it as a Christian version of a Junie B. Jones book. Sophie loves […]

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Congrats to winner, #3 Trish!   This month, an all-classics book chat: a long classic, a shortened classic, and a new, adorable version of some favorite classics. I read “North and South” at my 14-year-old’s request. She has been reading a lot of classics lately, much to my delight. I didn’t know anything about “North […]

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